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How to Identify the Genuine Horn Combs

Published on 08.07.2022 by Ludmila Wenzel

This is the digital era with online stores everywhere, so purchasing a horn comb is not as difficult as before. Many people who are interested in horn combs don’t know how to recognize a genuine horn comb and a fake one.

Horn comb is a natural product, so each count is a unique artwork. The most crucial difference is that a natural Hornkamn will not produce static electricity, giving off a ‘horn’ smell when heated. It will also feel sturdy when kept because it is heavier than the same-sized plastic combs. Not only that, but protein grain is prevalent on a horn comb. Fake horn combs have none of the above features. Regarding how to judge the quality of horn combs, cheap ones usually lack glossiness and have cracks on the comb body.

 Texture Contrast

Genuine horn combs should be smooth, straight, sturdy, and mellow. Fake horn combs are usually made with unique plastic material, but they lack glossiness and feel poorly in your hand.

Smell Contrast

Dip some water on your finger, and use the finger to rub the horn comb surface fast, then a smell of burned feathers or hair will come out. This is because of the similar composition between the horn and feather/hair. Fake horn combs have no such smell.

Burning Test

Use a lighter to burn a genuine horn comb; the comb will not fire. The burnt part will evolve powder; meanwhile, you will feel the hair or nail burning smell. Plastic combs? Of course, the burnt plastic smell.

Horn combs are all made from natural buffalo horns; your hair can enjoy all the benefits from a good quality horn comb. Horn combs are usually made of ox, sheep, or buffalo horns.

Hold the horn comb in your hand, and you will see it’s sturdy and heavy, a feeling of quality! But this is not the reason why it’s a higher price. First of all, the horn comb will not generate static electricity because it is not conducive. The Horn comb will not damage your scalp, but rather the average hardness of the horn comb will massage the scalp to stimulate the scalp’s capillaries. This makes them thicker, improves blood circulation, and gives the brain more oxygen and nourishment. This will significantly help boost hair growth and prevent hair loss, headaches, and neurasthenia. At this point, the horn comb is also an excellent scalp massager.

Horn combs are rich in keratin and natural amino acids. Combining hair with a Hornkamn will keep the keratin balance on hair strands, making the hair shiny and silky. Don’t use the plastic combs again. Those cheap-priced and easy-to-buy plastic combs will bring you nothing but damage to your hair and scalp.

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